Borderlands Bristol: support for refugees and asylum seekers

About us

Borderlands Bristol works especially with people seeking asylum in the UK or have become a refugee from other countries; we support people who have been trafficked and trapped in domestic service or the sex industry.

We are a charity that supports disadvantaged and excluded people to improve their lives and the community in which they live: people who face great challenges and live difficult lives.  Borderlands offers hope to people who may see themselves as lost or abandoned and need support to find a way forward. We believe that giving someone a little help when times are hard for them can make a great deal of difference.

Who can access our services?

If you are seeking asylum in the UK or you have become a refugee in the last 1 or 2 years you are welcome to contact Borderlands or just come along to the Drop-in on Mondays and Tuesdays. We also accept referrals from other services such as charities, community members, health services and self-referral. Some of our services are only available for a limited time but we will try to help you if we can.

How you can help

If you can volunteer some time each week to help deliver our services we would be very pleased to hear from you. Find out more about volunteering with Borderlands – complete the form provided and we will respond to you as soon as we can. Please read up about our charity on our website so you know about the work we do. Our Drop-in runs on Mondays and Tuesdays only each week. If you wish to volunteer on other days we can help you to go to one of our local partner charities.

If you want to donate money to Borderlands to help support our work please go to our support or donate page to find out how to donate. Or you can donate at

Thank you for your concern and support for asylum seekers and refugees seeking sanctuary in our city and making Bristol a place of welcome and practical help.

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